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International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences

Sep 22, 2015 Volume 60, Number

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Number of articles: 20

  1. The Key Role of Knowledge-Oriented Leadership Regarding to Knowledge Management Practices in Innovation Performance of Manufacturing and Commercial Companies of Guilan Province

    Alborz Safari & Mohammad Raza Azadehdel, Islamic Azad University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    In the new business environment that is characterized by turbulence and increasing complexity, the ability to establish and maintain a company's competitive advantage lies in its knowledge. The... More

    pp. 1-9

  2. Impact of Capital Structure on Bank Financial Performance of Al Ahli Bank in Saudi Arabia

    Mahmoud Izzat Allahham, Burayda Private Colleges, Saudi Arabia

    This paper seeks to examine the relationship between capital structure and bank financial performance This research had verified the existence of several negative relationships between capital... More

    pp. 10-16

  3. Psyche in Eco-Apocalypse: A Reading of Ballard’s <i>The Drowned World</i>

    Elaheh Soofastaei & Sayyed Ali Mirenayat, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

    Embodiment of apocalyptic imagination has been a major theme in which many writers have pointed it out especially from the midst of twentieth century onwards. Earth today is vulnerable and would be... More

    pp. 17-21

  4. Edward Said’s <i>Orientalism</i> and the Representation of Oriental Women in George Orwell’s <i>Burmese Days</i>

    Ensieh Shabanirad & Seyyed Mohammad Marandi, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Edward Said’s groundbreaking text, Orientalism is a contrapuntal reading of imperial discourse about the non-Western Other. It indcates that the Western intellectual is in the service of the... More

    pp. 22-33

  5. Adult Education and Learning Theories

    Georgios Giannoukos & Georgios Besas, Second Chance School, Greece

    Adult education first started at the beginning of the 20th century when it became mandatory to improve the educational level of the adult trainees and also to train them professionally, ... More

    pp. 34-38

  6. A Framework for Identifying the Competencies of Senior Production Managers of Holding Companies (The Case of Golrang Industrial Group)

    Gholamreza Jandaghi, Jabbar Babashahi & Roya Kavoosi, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Today the need of identify ways for increasing competitive advantage is more tangible because the business world have been increasingly changed. A successful organization is an organization where... More

    pp. 39-48

  7. The Manhaj of Fiqh-ul-Hadith by Shaykh Hurr Ameli on the Basis of Wasael Ush-Shia

    Hosein Rahmani Tirkalai, Payame Noor University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Undoubtedly, the most important part of a book replete with hadiths is related to the texts of hadiths. Today, such studies about hadith are called Fiqh-al-Hadith which these studies are... More

    pp. 49-53

  8. The Relationship between English Pronunciation Self-Concept and English Learning

    Hossein Talebzadeh & Leila Gholami, Kharazmi University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    English pronunciation self-concept refers to self-evaluation of a person’s English pronunciation proficiency which is shaped during the time spent for pronunciation learning (Gimson, 1980). The... More

    pp. 54-59

  9. Iranian EFL Regular University Students’ Motivational Beliefs by 2<sup>nd</sup>, 3<sup>rd</sup> and 4<sup>th</sup> Grade

    Husain Abdulhay, Payame Noor University of Qom, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Poking about the motivational beliefs of EFL learners across different graders is felt en route to monitoring their outlooks for waging into any actual learning. To do so, the study sought to... More

    pp. 60-66

  10. The Call and Mission of the Disciple in the Gospel According to Mark

    Iulian Faraoanu, University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza", Romania

    This paper is trying to focus on a few aspects on the figure of the Disciple of Christ in the Gospel of St. Mark. Since the beginning of his public activity, Jesus Christ wanted to be accompanied... More

    pp. 67-76

  11. Teacher-Based Language Assessment

    Javad Ahmadi Fatalaki, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Davidson’s (2004) recommendations regarding qualifying teacher-based assessment have been considered as the basis for any discussion regarding the concept of teacher based-assessment because of the... More

    pp. 77-82

  12. Teacher Self-Efficacy and Teacher Burnout: A Study of Relations

    Leila Gholami, Kharazmi University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    In any teaching and learning setting, there are some variables that play a highly significant role in both teachers’ and learners’ performance. Two of these influential psychological domains in... More

    pp. 83-86

  13. Don DeLillo’s <i>Cosmopolis</i>: Conceptualizing of Zygmunt Bauman’s <i>Liquid Modernity</i>

    Mohammad Sadegh Najjarzadeha, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    The more we move onward in America’s history, the more the effect of technology and science can be felt quite tangible. To live in the present era makes this even more notable since the age is... More

    pp. 87-95

  14. Semiotic Reading of Edgar Allan Poe's Poem "The Raven"

    Parisa Rostami Balan, Semnan University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    What do we mean by semiotics and what is the role of semiotics in communication? How can we apply semiotics in literary works? Is that really possible? When we are talking about sign system there... More

    pp. 96-101

  15. Consumer Preference towards Retail Stores for Food and Grocery in Evolving Retail Market

    Rajesh K. Yadav, Jagaran Lakecity University, India; Manoj Verma, Indian Institute of Management, India

    The study reveals that young and high income consumer preferences for grocery shopping are gradually shifting from local kirana stores to organized retail stores. The study was carried out in the... More

    pp. 102-111

  16. <i>Thousand and One Nights</i> and <i>Ali Baba and Forty Thieves</i>

    Roohollah Roozbeh Koohshahee & Alireza Anushirvani, Shiraz University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    This article is going to study the adaptation of Thousand and One Nights in the movie Ali Baba and Forty Thieves directed by Arthur Lubin in 1944 through the lens of adaptation theory... More

    pp. 112-120

  17. A Du Boisian Reading of <i>The Bluest Eye</i> by Toni Morrison

    Sediqeh Hosseiny, University of Semnan, Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Ensieh Shabanirad, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Due to the color of their skins, Blacks were always subject to different types of disrespect and insecurity in their society. Among different groups of people, writers and critics knew it as their ... More

    pp. 121-127

  18. Collective Unconscious and Characterization of Berenger as the Victim of Collective Unconscious

    Shaqayeq Moqari & Nooshin Elahipanah, Semnan University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    The present article is a study of character of Berenger in Ionesco’s play the Rhinoceros. In fact he is a victim of collective unconscious. The collective unconscious is very significant in ... More

    pp. 128-133

  19. Gauri as Woman Protagonist in Mulk Raj Anand’s Novel

    Shashi Yadav, Barkatullah University, India

    Through this novel “Gauri” Mulk Raj Anand expresses his indisputable concern for the suffering humanity of India. It forces one to ask a few questions about the Indian character of woman. We call... More

    pp. 134-136

  20. Effects of 8 Weeks Water Cure with Aquatic Devices on Static Balance and Velocity of Gait among Elderly Men

    Y. Khanjari & E.A. Ameri, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Background: Aging is a stage of life that increases the risk of physical diseases, some of which are chronic and can affect different dimensions of life’s quality. Hydrotherapy is used to... More

    pp. 137-142